Additional information available on the Fire Science Technology Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
These programs are designed to allow an opportunity for experienced firefighters to receive awarded credits for knowledge gained through experience and training through the Fire Science Prior Learning Assessment Program.
A plan for the entry into and completion of the Fire Science Technology or Fire Service Management degrees should be discussed with the Fire Science faculty advisors. This advising is needed to provide thorough information on the requirements of the degree programs as well as to align the courses of the degrees with the students’ academic and career goals.
Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have instructor permission to enroll.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Fire Science Technology program, students should be able to:
- Formulate basic fire ground strategies and tactics to be used during structure fire incidents
- Distinguish the different stages and types of fire behavior
- Compare the five building construction types and how they play a role during structural firefighting
- Analyze how and why the fire service incorporates safety and health measures
- Compare and contrast fire detection and suppression systems in various types of buildings
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.